Understanding Photographic Composition
Course Price: $179.00 U.S.

A photograph is powerful for not just WHAT subject is depicted, but HOW that subject is presented to the viewer.  Not at all new, this idea of creative composition is rooted in centuries of artistic thinking.  For many just starting out in photography, the topic of composition can be a confusing one. But not anymore . Let photographer and iPhoneographerPei Ketron show you how.  

For moving beyond “snap-shots” to creating “Photographs,” this 4-lesson online photography course will give you hands-on experience with just how to compose photographs that speak out and in your "voice."  We’ll cover the “rules” of photographic composition, when and why the rules should be ignored and how this all can be creatively applied to your own unique vision with the camera.  This is a foundation photography course, instructed by award-winning photographer Pei Ketron, that you just can’t afford to pass up.

Upon completion of these online photography classes, you will be able to:

  • Identify meaningful compositional elements
  • Incorporate the rules of composition into your own photography
  • Recognize how you as a photographer can evoke mood and emotion
  • Seek out avenues for photographic inspiration
  • Shoot with intention

What you will need:

  • Camera of any kind (mobile phone cameras count!). Scanning will be necessary if using film.
  • Computer (or mobile phone) with post-processing software, such as Photoshop or Lightroom (mobile alternatives would be Snapseed, VSCO, etc.)
Lesson plan:
  • Elements of Visual Art & Design / Principles of Art
  • Rules of Composition (Part 1 of 2)
  • Rules of Composition (Part 2 of 2)
  • Evoking Mood & Emotion, Finding Inspiration
Enroll on this Course:
60 days


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